KDDI Launches Bubble Motion's BubbleBlog -- Introduces Japan's First Voice-Blogging Service

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Named "Koe-Now™" (meaning 'human-voice now'), Japan's only voice-blogging service makes it easy and fun for fans to follow their favorite celebrity voices through their phone.

We're delighted to be launching with KDDI, who is today launching the most advanced version of our BubbleBlog platform yet.

Mobile audio social networking pioneer Bubble Motion is today announcing KDDI as its latest operator partner to deploy its industry-leading BubbleBlog voice-blogging platform. Deployed by systems integrator NEC, KDDI's "Koe-Now™" service launches today and is Japan's first consumer service in the explosive voice-blogging space.

Bubble Motion's BubbleBlog platform delivers a voice-blogging phone service so that people can share status updates in their own voice with fans and followers. These 'bubblers' just record their voice update into their phone, and instantly their followers everywhere are notified by SMS and prompted to click and listen. BubbleBlog, already hugely popular in India with more than 2-million users, has been described as a voice-based Twitter.

"We are proud to be introducing the exciting world of voice-blogging to Japan, with today's launch of Koe-Now," said Naoto Itoh, Director of Platforms for Consumer Business, at KDDI. "We are pleased to be working with industry-leader Bubble Motion to bring this service to the Japanese people, and we are confident that they will become addicted to the everyday access that they will have in listening in on the voice tweet updates of the stars and other famous people."

How It Works
Japanese stars such as actors, musicians, comedians and other celebrities have agreed to use the service as a unique and innovative way to connect with fans and followers. It's simple and fun for celebrity voice-bloggers to use; they simply dial a code, record their update and hang up their phone - and all of their fans and followers will get notified to listen to their update.

Fans all over Japan can use Koe-Now to follow their favorite celebrity receiving day-to-day updates from the voices of the stars themselves by dialing a code to subscribe. KDDI's 32 million 'au' subscribers can dial simple short-codes to subscribe to and follow celebrity voice-bloggers, while non-KDDI subscribers can also follow along by dialing in from any phone (mobile or landline) to hear voice updates from their favorite Japanese stars.

"Japan has always been light-years ahead of the rest of the world in leading consumer trends around mobile phones," said Thomas Clayton, Bubble Motion President and CEO. "We're delighted to be launching with KDDI, who is today launching the most advanced version of our BubbleBlog platform yet."

About Bubble Motion
Bubble Motion is pioneering voice messaging and social communication for mobile phones. Bubble Motion's BubbleBlog™, is a voice-blogging phone service where people share voice updates with friends, family, fans and followers. BubbleBlog is like Twitter with a voice and is bringing social networking to mobile phones.

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